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The History of the Harvest Moon Regatta

Back in 1988 when the first group of 17 boats set sail to race from Galveston to Port Aransas, the intrepid sailors onboard likely had little more on their minds than reaching their destination and finding the nearest tavern.

Lone Star Rally Roars into Galveston November 3-6

North Dakota has Sturgis, which draws 750,000 bikers to the city for the 10-day event, and Daytona Beach has Beach Bike Week that attracts 500,000 over ten days. But pound for pound, bike for bike, Galveston’s Lone Star Rally is a major player on the scene.

Moody Gardens's ICE LAND Returns with a Caribbean Theme for the Holidays

The ice carvers are back, chipping away at more than two million pounds of ice that are already being formed into sculptures for Moody Gardens’ upcoming ICE LAND exhibit, just in time for the holidays.

UTMB Researchers Develop New Candidate Vaccines Against The Plague

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed new potential vaccines that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague.

The Kindness Project Is Causing a Positive Ripple Effect Across Galveston Island

If you ask Erin Toberman, it doesn’t cost anything to be kind and that act of kindness has a ripple effect on the entire community.

Moody Gardens Reveals Brand New SHIVERS ICE BAR As Part of This Year's Newly-Themed ICE LAND

Talk about a frosty beverage, Moody Gardens will reveal a brand new bar made of ice, Shivers Ice Bar, as part of this year’s ICE LAND: A Caribbean Christmas attraction this holiday season.

Season Highlights at The Grand

The Grand 1894 Opera House, a quintessentially Galveston venue if ever there was one, is much more than simply a place to see legendary entertainers and captivating artistic performances. It’s a sepia-tone sample of 19th century opulence and style.